On Sunday, January 20th, 2008, Todd Harkins, Rick Amann, and Moe Lemay of the Vancouver Canuck Alumni, along with their families, attended the Michael Cuccione Foundation and BC Children’s Hospital Foundation held the annual Skate For A Cure at General Motors Place.
“It’s great to be able to come out as a family and help support such a worthwhile cause," said Moe Lemay.
Canuck fan Michael Cuccione inspired the Skate For A Cure after his passing in 2001. Michael battled cancer throughout his young life and during that time, dedicated his time to raising money to support research into finding a cure for childhood cancer. From this dedication to “Making a Difference” the Michael Cuccione Foundation was started.
Through the courage and strength of his younger brother Steve, and the idea of Steve’s hockey coach, Skate For A Cure was created. In the first year the skate raised $5000 for the Michael Cuccione Foundation and has had continued success.
This exciting fundraiser encourages kids of all ages to get involved in raising funds to find a cure for childhood cancer. On-ice sessions are awarded to kids who raise a minimum of $150 and those who raise $25 are able to participate in off ice activities held at GM Place. For further information visit www.skateforacure.com